On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1931

Historical Events

Execution

Indian independence fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hung after conducting an assassination and a bombing. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.

Famous Birthdays

  • Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- 93), (d. 2012)
  • Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Yevgeni Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tula, Russia (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

1931 Highlights

About March 23, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries